We teach the whole subject of art so you can relax. Featuring art instruction, art history, and art technique in a homeschool art program that encourages creative participation.
With ARTistic Pursuits, you leave the lesson planning to us and you won't have to wonder if you've covered the right topics. We target each age level to give your children lessons that fit their needs as growing artists and expand their visual experiences. As you relax and rely on the text to teach art, your child will:
- develop observation skills that are vital to becoming proficient in the fine arts
- learn creative thinking skills
- produce artworks that are uniquely their own, not a copy-by-following example, but one-of-a-kind creations.
As your child applies the concepts presented in each lesson of these award winning books, your child is
- wholly engaged
- participating in the mindset of an artist
Confident moms trust ARTistic Pursuits for art education.
Is This The Right Program for YOU?
No one would argue with the idea that we learn by imitating, by watching and doing with our own hands. That is where most other art instruction stops, so parents are lead to believe that an art teacher is needed for our children to imitate. But art is far more than imitation; it is a language that allows the doers, our children, to speak for themselves and to express their own ideas and interests through pictures.
Art gives our children a voice.
Even very young children can use that voice by showing and sharing with others what they see and think about the world around them. By teaching art purposefully, we can expand their awareness of their surroundings, of nature, and of the people they share the planet with: their friends and family.
The Trouble with Seeking a Teacher
Children rarely find the kind of freedom needed to express their ideas when working with an art teacher because most teachers, often self-proclaimed masters, simply require students to mimic the teacher's style of art. Copying may produce short-lived results but students are often critisized in these situations for trying out their own ideas or adding to the prescribed methods.
What if Art was Taught Differently?
What if learning art was a combination of imitating the correct or established ways of using the materials, but it also involved thoughtful observation of artworks from the past or observation of nature which expands your children's ideas of what art can be and inspires your children to express their own ideas?
Can you read a 10 minute lesson to your child? Can you enjoy a 6 minute video with them which shows how to set up and use their art materials? If you answered yes to those questions, you can teach with ARTistic Pursuits and more than that, you are the best art teacher that your children could have. (Older students can work independently) Yes, even the "I can only draw stick figures." momma is the best because you bring your family's goals, pursuits, beliefs, and interests into the conversation about art and you are your children's best admirer. You care when they care. Your are thrilled with the results of their art when they are thrilled. Can it be that simple? YES.
Art is a language in pictures. You can purposefully teach your children that language and give them the tools to develop that skill. So whether you're a Pinterest-savy-momma who is seeking to step up the education a notch, you're currently seeking an art teacher, or you haven't touched this subject yet, this program is for you and your children. And you can do it. Here's what other Mom's experienced with our NEW K-3rd Grade Program.
"We LOVE Art For Children, Building a Visual Vocabulary. I love the thorough instruction and my kids love creating amazing works of art! They enjoyed watching the instructional video and even watched each lesson 3 times before starting their pieces. It brought a smile to my heart..." -Brittany Marshall, author of Memoirs of a Good Thing
" During the video lessons Ariel repeats the main objectives that Brenda is teaching to help with learning those skills. This is particularly helpful for young students because repetition helps with retention of the steps. I will now hear my son say "swish, swish, swish." when he uses watercolors for other projects. My son has tried to do the first few lessons on his own a second time...I saw him using Brenda's techniques like pulling the brush in one direction, swishing to get paint off, and dragging to let the excess water drop back into the can. They are really excited about the new techniques and language they are learning about art." Kellyann Walker, author of Walking Home...
"I really appreciate the way text and videos are written in a clear and precise way so as not to be daunting to us non-artists." Kellyann Walker, author of Walking Home...
"The lessons are very concise and easily fit into your homeschool day. Instructions are clear and easy to follow." Jen Do Nascimento author of Thou Shalt Not Whine
So find a book at your child's grade level and LOOK INSIDE with our videos and pages.